Relational Aesthetics

Relational Aesthetics

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud

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ISBN: 2840660601

Category: Aesthetics

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Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Nicolas Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists' works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting. The aim of his essay is to produce the tools to enable us to understand the evolution of today's art. We meet Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Louis Althusser, Rirkrit Tiravanija or Félix Guattari, along with most of today's practising creative artists.
Relational Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Nicolas Bourriaud
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Nicolas Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists' works, and by
An Apprehensive Aesthetic
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Andrew McNamara
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The book was awarded The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize in 2010. Art continues to bemuse and confuse many people today. Yet, its critical analyses are saturated with daunting analyses of contemporary art's exhaustion, its predictability or its absorption into global commercial culture. In this book,
Systems of Art
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Francis Halsall
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Systems theory emerged in the mid-20th century along with related theories such as Cybernetics and Information Theory. Recently it has included Complexity Theory, Chaos Theory and Social Systems Theory. Systems theory understands phenomena in terms of the systems of which they are part. This book is about a systems theoretical
Geographical Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Elizabeth Straughan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Routledge

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Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research
Language: en
Pages: 700
Authors: J. Gary Knowles, Ardra L. Cole
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: SAGE

The bringing together of the arts and qualitative inquiry is changing the face of social science research. The increasing shift toward arts-based research has raised complex questions, such as how to evaluate its quality and even whether distinctions exist between what is art and what is research. In this defining